SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF CONTOUR FESTIVAL ORGANISATIONS GMBH regarding the SUMMERJAM Festival (here)

SAFETY MEASURES IN STORMY WEATHER & THUNDERSTORMS
The weather at an Open-Air event is a constant companion for every visitor. Sometimes it´s a summer breeze, other times there are thunderstorms and heavy winds.
The weather changes on short notice, especially heavy storms, thunder, hail and strong gusts.
We will provide weather updates throughout the festival weekend including weather alerts of the German Meteorological Service (DWD).
All updates will be available via our festival app, Facebook, Twitter and the video screens next to the stages. Essentially it is important to maintain self-competence. This means you have to inform yourselves about emergency exits and possibilities of rescue on the festival site.

 

Safety measures in storms & thunderstorms:
- During thunderstorms or storms the safest place to be is in a car. Please team up with other festival visitors.
- In an open terrain please look for the lowest spot there and sit down with your legs drawn up close to your body.
- Trees DO NOT protect!
- DO NOT stand in groups! DO NOT hold hands!
- Stand clear off constructions, metal fences, light poles & flagpoles, etc - minimum distance: 3 meters / 9 feet
- DO NOT stay/get in the water!
- Close your tents and secure loose objects before leaving the festival site.

If there will be a bad weather situation, there is the possibility of a stage program interruption. Please follow the instructions and measures, inform yourselves as soon as possible about evacuation points and emergency exits. We will update you constantly via the festival app and on Facebook, if necessary via public address calls off the stages and alert messages on the video screens next to the stages.

http://www.hfuknord.de/hfuk-wAssets/docs/jugendfeuerwehr/Gewitter-Verhaltensregeln.pdf

INREASED SECURITY PRECAUTIONS
As announced, there will also be increased security precautions this year.
Together with the Cologne police and our security service, we will have a stronger presence in the camping area.
Especially in the evening hours, when the main bands are playing on the stages, patrols will be carried out.
Despite these measures, there are some basic rules to be observed:

1. get to know your tent neighbours and don't leave any valuables unattended. 2.
2. take any valuables that you do not want to carry with you to our locker truck on P2.
3. if you notice anything unusual or have any questions for the police or our security service - just ask them.
They will be there to protect you.
4. better to ask once too often.......

Camping is at your own risk. In case of storm or thunderstorm you are safest in your car or caravan. If you are there without a car, join forces with neighbours. Please also read the safety instructions on www.summerjam.de. We will keep you informed about the weather via our Facebook page and the Summerjam app.

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